How to “Mask” in Premiere Pro Cs6
If you don’t want to do serious effects, then it’s a better idea to not go to After Effects. But Masking is nog a that serious effect, still you need to go to AE for that because it is not possible (yet) inside Premiere Pro.
A “work-around” to do masking within Premiere Pro could be this:
- Put on any video track of your choice the clip that you wish to mask
- Now, go to “File” > “New” > “Title”
- In the Title creation window, select the Pen Tool
- Draw the mask.
- Make sure your shape is solid and has got a filled color
- Once you close the Title Window your title will appear in the project bin
- Drag the on a video track that is above the track that you want to mask
- And now mask the clip!
- Add the Track Matte Key effect to the video clip you want to mask.
- Matte: select the video track with the title in it
- Composite Using: Matte Alpha
- Reverse: Not checked
Add a Gaussian Blur effect to give your mask a little feather. And your mask is done.